Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
as protestors in san francisco staged a dramatic demonstration against gun violence. it's part of a nationwide effort to ban assault weapons and to pay respect to the victims and families in newtown, connecticut. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut (naming of vitims) >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels back. >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that strikes peoples hearts. >> reporter: the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue this national tragedy has created in the forefront of their effort to ban assault weapons. >> i'm hoping that these twenty six people did not die in vain that these twenty children, their li
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
to lose control of his car. >> for the ban of assault weapons protested in san francisco this afternoon. members of the brady campaign laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza earlier today. the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue following the connecticut school shooting in the forefront of their fight to ban assault weapons. >> it's unfortunate what we have said what has to happen, how many people have to die, what age the people have to be to really make a solid change in this country and unfortunately we have seen what that tragedy has been. >> the campaign is hopeful, that their pleas finally reached the president himself. mister obama put vice president joe biden in charge of a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president next month. the brady campaign hopes that it will bring change this time around. >> coming up! a bay area family in the semi-finals of a nationwide competition. the prize money will be going to a local school district if they win. details, next! plus a community continues to mourn.
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
packed a building in san francisco. they received bags filled with toys just in time for christmas. one parent shares how important this program is to her family. >> vicki: francisco giants mascot lou seal also stopped by to help hand out toys for the children. glide memorial church will also hold a special prime rib luncheon on christmas eve. it's sponsored by joe betz and san francisco's house of prime rib. it'll all take place at 330 ellis street in san francisco from 11 a-m until 2 p-m. next up. we take a look at county health worker in trouble for stealing food stamp money. plus, people are fired up about gun control. we'll see who's lining up on which side of the debate. and the last of the newton children who were massacred at school.have been laid to rest. the kron 4 news at 8 continues.after this. >> vicki: a contra costa county employment and human services worker has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing food stamp funding. tina crosby was arrested on thursday on suspicion of embezzling public funds. falsifying records. and identity theft. an investigation by the d